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Question Without Notice No. 54 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 February 2019 by Hon Jim Chown

Minister responding: Hon D.J. Kelly
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 14 February 2019

SHARKS — HAZARD MITIGATION — DRUM LINE TRIAL

54. Hon JIM CHOWN to the minister representing the Minister for Fisheries:

I refer to the minister's announcement on 27 January 2019, ''Non-lethal SMART drumline trial to start next month''.

(1) What selection criteria were used to assess applicants against the tender?

(2) On what date was Fairfield Pty Ltd formally advised that it was successful in its tender?

(3) Was Fairfield Pty Ltd informally or verbally advised it had been successful in its tender prior to receiving formal notification; and, if yes, on what date?

(4) Are the proprietor or proprietors of Fairfield Pty Ltd members of the Western Australian Labor Party?

(5) Did the minister or his office have any influence over the outcome of the tender?

The PRESIDENT: Minister for Regional Development, I think you should not answer part (5). The minister does not have any capacity to answer that part of the question.

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

Thank you, Madam President. I will take that advice. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Fisheries.

(1) The criteria were provided in the request document for the provision of a nonlethal Shark-Management-Alert-in-Real-Time drum line service released on the Tenders WA website on 16 November 2018. I table a copy of the request document.

[See paper 2402.]

(2) It was 24 January 2019.

(3) No.

(4) I was not involved in the tendering process and I am unaware of the private membership details of any of the applicants.